Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield volunteer recruitment, training set for March 9

On Saturday, March 9, Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield is hosting a Volunteer Recruitment and Training Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The day’s activities will begin with a short video introducing the NPS Volunteer in Parks (VIP) program followed by orientation training on the volunteer program. The training will address some of the specific volunteer needs for the 2019 spring and summer season. Following the recruitment part of the program, there will be mandatory training for new and current volunteers. Volunteers should be at least 16 years of age to participate in activities. The meeting will be held inside the Visitor Center building in the multi-purpose room. Light refreshments will be provided.
 According to Superintendent Ted Hillmer, “The programs presented at the park are strongly supported by volunteers. Come and be a part of preserving our nation’s rich cultural history.”
 There is an immediate need for volunteers to assist during the busy spring school season (April/May) by providing educational tours of the historic Ray House as well short programs on Civil War medicine and other Civil War topics. These and other volunteer opportunities for FY 2019 will be discussed in further detail during the training.  
Administered by the National Park Service, Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield preserves the site of the first major battle of the Civil War in the West.  The Confederate victory on Aug. 10, 1861, focused greater national attention on the war in Missouri, leading to greater federal military action.


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